Bulletin Board  – Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Highland Elementary School will hold a Read-A-Thon fundraiser March 2-13.  Readers will be challenged to complete 10 reading sessions over the two-week event.  Readers are also invited to participate in Dr. Seuss themed days as they improve their reading skills and develop a lasting love of reading.  If you wish to support a student or highland school visit www.read-a-thon.com/school/_31417.  Funds raised will help pay for field trips and classroom supplies.  If you have any questions, contact Highland School at 281-5600. Today’s theme – Wacky Wednesday – Wear wacky clothes, such as mismatched, inside out or backward

Crookston Public Schools will have early dismissal today. 

The Golden Link will have comfort bears today at 9:30 a.m., experienced cribbage at 9:30 a.m., men’s cards ar 10:00 a.m., and cards at 1:30 p.m. 

A retirement open house will be held in honor of RiverView Foundation Director Kent Bruun today from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at RiverView Health.  

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have a Wednesday Lenten Supper and Service tonight. Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Team will serve  supper in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:15. The Wednesday Lenten Worship service will be at 6:30. 

The Crookston Classic Cruisers will meet tonight at the Crookston Eagles.  The board meeting is at 6:30 p.m., members meet at 7:00 p.m. 

The Crookston American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and  Sons of the American Legion will hold a potluck to celebrate their 101st birthday for all paid members and one guest tonight at the Crookston VFW in the upper hall following their respective meetings. Meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:30.  Please bring a dish to share.

The Crookston Eagles will have Dart League tonight at 7:00 p.m. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for tonight is Lasagna and a Bread Stick for $8. 

Highland Elementary School will hold a Read-A-Thon fundraiser March 2-13.  Readers will be challenged to complete 10 reading sessions over the two-week event.  Readers are also invited to participate in Dr. Seuss themed days as they improve their reading skills and develop a lasting love of reading.  If you wish to support a student or highland school visit www.read-a-thon.com/school/_31417.  Funds raised will help pay for field trips and classroom supplies.  If you have any questions, contact Highland School at 281-5600. Thursday, March 12 – I Can Read With My Eyes Shut – Wear a shirt you can read

The Golden Link will have a foot care clinic Thursday, March 12 at 9:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m. 

The Crookston City Council will have a special meeting Thursday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall.  The possibility of a closed session exists with the council meeting. 

The Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. 

Highland Elementary School will hold a Read-A-Thon fundraiser March 2-13.  Readers will be challenged to complete 10 reading sessions over the two-week event.  Readers are also invited to participate in Dr. Seuss themed days as they improve their reading skills and develop a lasting love of reading.  If you wish to support a student or highland school visit www.read-a-thon.com/school/_31417.  Funds raised will help pay for field trips and classroom supplies.  If you have any questions, contact Highland School at 281-5600. Friday, March 13 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Wear red and/or blue

The Golden Link will have coffee & rolls Friday, March 13 at 8:30 a.m., beginners cribbage at 9:30 a.m., PCCA at 1:30 p.m., and “Sit, Stand or Dance” class at 2:00 p.m. 

Crookston High School will have a send-off for the State Math Counts team Friday, March 13 at 9:15 p.m. 

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held at the Cathedral Church on Friday nights from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fish Fries will be held  March 13, March 20, March 27 and April 3. Adult meals are $13, a children’s meal is $8.00. Extra fillets are $6. Gluten free meals are available. Desserts served by Church Circles are $1 extra. Meals to go are $1 extra, call 701-215-7056.

The Fisher Robotics Team will have a Fish Fry Fundraiser on Friday, March 13 at the American Legion in Fisher from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The menu is Walleye or Jumbo Shrimp, Baked Potato or French Fries, and Colelaw for $12.  There will also be door prizes. All three Fisher Robotics teams competed in the state competition this season and both high school teams will compete in the National Competition in April, with one debuting the new drone program.  All proceeds benefit Fisher Robotics. 

The Crookston Eagles will have Jackpot Bar Bingo, Horse Races, and Meat Raffles Friday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m., $1,000 must go.  The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 with a $7 special of 2 Pulled Pork Sliders and Chips or $8 special of Deep-fried Shrimp and Fries.  Available for $5 are Chicken Strips, Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls, Mini Corndogs, Jalapeno Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks, Onion Rings, Egg Rolls, and $3 French Fries. 

The Red Lake Falls American Legion will have a Fish Fry Friday, March 13, serving begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Winter Kart Racing and Swap Meet will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 at the Red River Valley Winter Shows in Crookston. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. both days. Race time is 12:00 noon. There will be three sessions on Saturday and two on Sunday. Admission is $10. Concessions by Oak Pit Grill. The Swap Meet will be held throughout both days. For more info, contact Mike at 701-799-9974 or Bobby at 2218-280-4220. Sponsored in part by the Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau. 

The Crookston City Council will have a strategic planning session Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 a.m. at the Crookston Inn North Shore Room. 

The Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo Saturday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a choice of Meatballs for $11 or Shrimp for $13.  Takeout is available. 

The Golden Link will have card games Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. 

Trails for Treatment will have a free will offering Musical Fundraiser 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at the Presbyterian Church in Red Lake Falls. Music and fellowship will feature music selections by Jennifer Wieland, Sherry Knott and audience participation. Coffee and bars will be served. This event is hosted by the retired Flaming Flamingos. Trails for Treatment is a grant program that offers financial assistance to patients receiving cancer treatments. 

The deadline to apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Local Auxiliary Scholarship and Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship is Sunday, March 15. For those requiring signatures of the local president – please contact Sharon Lanctot at 218-289-7358. These scholarships are being offered by the state and local level of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary. Should you have any questions, please contact Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or margeekeller@hotmail.com

The local unit of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary will again sponsor two girls to attend the Minnesota Girls State Session at Bethel University, St Paul from June 14-20. Girls who are currently high school juniors are eligible to be a candidate to attend.If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Crookston High School Guidance office or the American Legion Girls State Chairperson Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or email her at margeekeller@hotmail.com. The deadline to apply is March 15.

The community is invited to a “Rural Revival Worship” on Sunday, March 15 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fertile, beginning at 7 pm.  Come and experience a revival of hope in our heartland featuring the Red River Worship Band, led by Jon Dahl from Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead!  Hear an encouraging message of being there – God for us and all of us for one another–Neighbor for Neighbor, from Bishop Bill Tesch and Rev. Dr. Aaron Suomala Folkerds. The offering will go to The North Country Food Bank, which distributes nearly 8.1 million pounds of food each year in northwest and west-central Minnesota.   Coffee and desert will be served following the worship service. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Phil Larsen at the United in Christ Lutheran Parish at 218-945-6696. Concordia Lutheran is located at 100 Jefferson Ave SW in Fertile. All are welcome

The Villa St. Vincent and The Summit will have a Spring Spirit Week Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20.  Monday is Sock it to Winter by wearing your crazy socks. Tuesday is Keep Calm and Shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green.  Wednesday is Flower Power by showing off your floral prints. Thursday is Spring into your Future by showing off your favorite school’s apparel.  Friday is Dye-ve into Sunshine to get ready for a fun-filled summer by wearing Tie Dye. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 16 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, March 16 at 12:45 p.m., and “Sit, Stand or Dance” class at 2:00 p.m. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16 in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

A quorum of the CHEDA Board and a possible quorum of the Crookston City Council will meet Monday, March 16 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. for a bus trip to visit a mixed use building in downtown Grand Forks. 

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, March 16 at 4:45 p.m. in the conference room at city hall. 

Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, March 16 at Cathedral for “Lenten Way of the Cross.  The meal is at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m. New members are always welcome. Contact Mary Dahl at 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad at 218-456-2506. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Books and Brews Book Club will meet Monday, March 16 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty to discuss “An Invisible Thread” by Laura Schoff.  Appetizers are provided by the Friends of the Crookston Public Library. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drink. 

The CHEDA Board will meet Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Tech Park. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m.  at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, March 17 at 12:45 p.m. 

The Crookston School Board will have a special board meeting Tuesday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m. in the district office. 

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at city hall. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

The Golden Link will have a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 a.m., experienced cribbage at 9:30 a.m., and the free movie “Knives Out” at 1:00 p.m.  The St. Patrick’s Day meal and entertainment will be at 5:30 p.m. $10 per person with corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and dessert. Entertainment will be Irish Music by Tamara Bertram, executive director of the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.  The music is sponsored by the Crookston Community Theater.  

The DDD Course at Andy Oman State Farm will be Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. The instructor is Suzie Coauette, cost is $15.  To pre-register call 218-281-3643.

The Fertile Public Library’s Resolute Readers Book Club will meet Wednesday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark T. Sullivan.  

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have a Wednesday Lenten Supper and Service on Wednesday, March 18. Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Team will serve  supper in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.. The Wednesday Lenten Worship service will be at 6:30. 

Crookston summer JO volleyball sign-up meeting/informational meeting for grades 5th-8th grade on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at CHS commons.  Deadline for registration is Friday, March 20 so it is important to attend this meeting. Any question please call 651-206-8240.  

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for March 18 is a Southern Steak Sandwich and French Fries for $8. 

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m., free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and defensive driving class from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, March 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m., beginners cribbage at 9:30 a.m., and “Sit, Stand or Dance” class at 2:00 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held at the Cathedral Church on Friday nights from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fish Fries will be held March 20, March 27 and April 3.  Adult meals are $13, a children’s meal is $8.00. Extra fillets are $6. Gluten free meals are available. Desserts served by Church Circles are $1 extra. Meals to go are $1 extra, call 701-215-7056.

The Crookston Boy Scouts are doing their annual food drive “Scouting for Food” March 21 through March 28. 

The Shelly Fire and Rescue Annual Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, March 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Shelly Senior and Community Center.  They will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, milk, juice, and coffee for a freewill offering. Everyone is welcome. 

The Crookston Gun Show will be held Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday March 22 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Buy, sell or trade guns, ammo, coins, hunting, fishing and military items. All federal, state and local regulations must be observed. For more info or to reserve tables, call Daniel Radi at 218-280-6655 or 218-281-3620. Co sponsored by the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau. 

The Golden Link will have card games Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Gun Club will have it’s 39th Annual Family Fun Night and Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 28 at the Crookston Eagles.  Tickets are $25, $20 for 18 and under. The social will begin at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. with a choice of Prime Rib or Walleye.  The ticket includes a chance to win a firearm. Auction and raffle items include firearms, wildlife prints, and shooter packages. Need not be present to win.  Contact Steve at 289-2115 or Cindy at 280-6258 for ticket information. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 23 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, March 23 at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m., and “Sit, Stand or Dance” class at 2:00 p.m.

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23 in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 24  at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, March 24 at 12:45 p.m. 

The Washington PTO will meet Tuesday, March 24 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library’s ‘Families Read Every Day’ (FRED) program will be Tuesday, March 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and is designed to encourage families and other role models to read to their children on a daily basis.  Families are invited to bring the special children in their lives, ages two to five, to the library for a fun program including an enhanced storytime followed by a special activity. This is a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten special event. 

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Women’s Leadership Network will have an event titled “Growing Courageously” on Thursday, April 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased at the Crookston Chamber by March 25 for $25.  

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m., and experienced cribbage at 9:30 a.m.

The annual meeting of members of the Red Lake Electric Cooperative, Inc. will take place Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.  The meeting agenda includes the 2019 year in review, financial reports, and election of directors. Door prizes will be awarded and a sit-down lunch will be served. Please contact general manager Stephanie Johnson to make arrangements for dietary needs.  All members are encouraged to attend. 

The Marshall County Cooperative Annual meeting will take place Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion in Warren.  Following the meeting a complimentary meal will be provided in appreciation of your loyal patronage. Election of Directors to the board will be held and patron dividend checks will be handed out.  Please call 745-5223 no later than Monday, March 23 if you will be able to attend.  

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have a Wednesday Lenten Supper and Service on Wednesday, March 25. Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Team will serve  supper in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:15. The Wednesday Lenten Worship service will be at 6:30. 

RiverView Health Type 2 Diabetes Support Group  will meet Wednesday, March 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  in Meeting Room 1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston. The topic will be Tai Chi and Eating for the Seasons with  guest speaker Christine Loff. The Type 2 meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 281-9211. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for March 25 is a Hot Pork Dinner with Dressing for $8. 

The Golden Link will have a foot care clinic Thursday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m. 

The West Polk County SWCD Local Work Group will meet at the West Polk SWCD office, USDA Service Center, 528 Strander Ave, Crookston, MN 56716; 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020.  For more information contact Crookston Field Office at (218) 281-2809 Ext 3.

The Highland Elementary 3rd grade music concert will be Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. 

All community members are invited to a presentation “Becoming The Best Version of Ourselves” Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fisher High School.  A meal will be provided from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and the school’s National Honor Society and Champs will provide child care so everyone can attend the presentation.  There will be door prizes. The presentation is provided in part by a grant from the Fisher Area Community Fund. 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house for “Conversations about Deer” and deer management at the Crookston Area DNR Office at 127 Bradley Boulevard in Erskine from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, March 27 at 8:30 a.m., beginners cribbage at 9:30 a.m., and “Sit, Stand or Dance” class at 2:00 p.m. 

The United Way of Crookston Jail and Bail will be Friday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Crookston Hugo’s.  All money raised helps 23 agencies and high impact programs in the Crookston area. 

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held at the Cathedral Church on Friday nights from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fish Fries will be held March 27 and April 3.  Adult meals are $13, a children’s meal is $8.00. Extra fillets are $6. Gluten free meals are available. Desserts served by Church Circles are $1 extra. Meals to go are $1 extra, call 701-215-7056.

The University of Minnesota Crookston will host a JO 12s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 28, a JO 16s Tournament on Sunday, March 29, a JO 14s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 4 and a JO 18s Tournament on Sunday, April 5.  To register please visit https://www.ncrusav.org/ncr-tournaments-2020. For further questions please contact Minnesota Crookston volleyball assistant coach Anna Morgan at amorgan@crk.umn.edu or at 218-281-8410.

ECFE Pop In and Play,  for ages birth to kindergarten entrance, will be March 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School. Come play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Class is free. 

The Polk County K9 Association is hosting “Dodge IT for the K9 Unit” on Saturday, March 28 at the Crookston Sports Center.  Cost is $50 per team of six, plus two benchwarmers. Registration is at 11:00 a.m., the dodgeball tournament starts at noon.  Wear unique team attire and there are prizes for the winners. Deputy Olson and K9 Buffy are scheduled to make their first public appearance at the tournament.  Participants must be at least 18-years-old. To sign-up or with questions email james.tadman@co.polk.mn.us or kyle.olson@co.polk.mn.us.  By phone at 218-280-3279 or 218-251-0673. 

The Crookston Gun Club will have their 39 Annual Crookston Family Fun Night and Awards Banquet Saturday, March 28 at the Crookston Eagles. Social at 5:00 p.m. and prime rib or walleye dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for under 18 years. Ticket price includes a chance to win a firearm. Auction and raffle items include firearms, wildlife prints, and shooter packages. Need not be present to win. For ticket information, call Steve at 289-2115 or Cindy at 280-6258. 

The Golden Link will have card games Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 30 at noon at RBJ’s. 

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, March 30 at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m., and “Sit, Stand or Dance” class at 2:00 p.m. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30 in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, March 31 at 12:45 p.m. 

The Highland Elementary 2nd grade music concert will be Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library’s ‘Families Read Every Day’ (FRED) program will be Tuesday, March 31 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and is designed to encourage families and other role models to read to their children on a daily basis.  Families are invited to bring the special children in their lives, ages two to five, to the library for a fun program including an enhanced storytime followed by a special activity. This is a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten special event. 

Author Chris Ingraham made headlines when he wrote a national article declaring Red Lake County, Minnesota the “worst place to live in America”. When the community challenged him to visit their community, he flew to Minnesota for a surprising visit, and will now share the story of how, impressed by the locals’ warmth, humor and hospitality, he and his family decided to relocate to the town he had thought the worst in America. Ingraham will visit the Fertile Public Library to share the story of his family’s big move from his new book, “If You Lived Here You’d Be Home by Now”. His appearance is scheduled Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fertile Library, 101 Mill St. S. and is open to the public and is offered free of charge.

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have a Wednesday Lenten Supper and Service on Wednesday, April 1. Trinity’s National Youth Gathering Team will serve  supper in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:15. The Wednesday Lenten Worship service will be at 6:30. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for April 1 is a Taco Salad for $8. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, April 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Crookston VFW Post 1902 will host a Veterans Information Fair Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Nearly 30 services available to veterans will be represented. Veterans Information Fair

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held at the Cathedral Church on Friday night, April 3 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Adult meals are $13, a children’s meal is $8.00. Extra fillets are $6. Gluten free meals are available. Desserts served by Church Circles are $1 extra. Meals to go are $1 extra, call 701-215-7056.

The DNR Hunter Safety Training, for anyone over age 11 and older,  to be held at the Crookston Gun Club starting on April 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Register early. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 6 at noon at RBJ’s. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6 in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

There will be a Baby Sign and Early Literacy class for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 2 years and 11 months on Tuesday, April 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. Participants will learn basic baby signs and literacy tips to develop language through reading books. This is a free, one time class, the deadline to register is Thursday, April 2. Contact Lori Morgan at 218-281-5078. 

Kindergarten Roundup in Crookston will be Tuesday, April 7 at Washington School. Register will be at 6:15 p.m.and the program will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each child who attends will receive a tool kit, which is a bag filled with items to help them prepare for kindergarten.

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Washington School gym. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together. 

Kindergarten Roundup will be Tuesday, April 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Washington School. 

The Crookston Public Library’s ‘Families Read Every Day’ (FRED) program will be Tuesday, April 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and is designed to encourage families and other role models to read to their children on a daily basis.  Families are invited to bring the special children in their lives, ages two to five, to the library for a fun program including an enhanced storytime followed by a special activity. This is a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten special event. 

Riverview’s Childbirth Classes, a series of four 2 hour classes on four consecutive Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will start on April 7. Classes will be held in Riverview’s Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street in Crookston. Classes are free for those delivering at Riverview. For those delivering elsewhere, the cost is $25. For more information or to register, call 281-9300. 

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Fisher American Legion Auxiliary meeting will be Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library will have a Hands-Only CPR class with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, April 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can learn to increase the chance of someone surviving a cardiac emergency by taking three free American Red Cross classes. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for April 8 is a Reuben Sandwich and French Fries for $8. 

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have a Maundy Thursday Worship Service at 6:30 with First Holy Communion on Thursday, April 9.

The Fisher American Legion will host the Fisher Chamber meeting Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Eagles Auxiliary 873 Scholarship application  for 2020 is available for pickup at the Crookston High School Office. Applicants must have a female relative as a member of the Auxiliary. Applications are due back (postmarked) by April 10. If you have any questions, please contact the Eagles Club at 281-3881 or Sheila 218-289-3212.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have a Good Friday Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. on April 10.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston Easter Sunday Worship Services will be at 8:00 a.m.and 10:00 a.m. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 13 at noon at RBJ’s. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s seasonal support group will meet Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Crookston Public Library. The grief support group is free and open to any adult 18 years and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one through death.  There is no pre-registration to attend the group. 

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, April 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Washington School gym. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold a program Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. titled “Irena Sendler: Hero of WWII Polish Resistance.” Connie Hannesson, a former Crookston Elementary School teacher will give a free presentation about Polish resistance hero Irena Sendler, who is credited with saving the lives of more than 2,500 Jewish children living in the Warsaw Ghetto. By working with the Polish Resistance Movement she used a variety of methods to help children escape from being transported to the Treblinka death camp.  Hear this inspiring story in an appropriate presentation for all ages. 

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Fisher American Legion meetings for the legion and SAL will be Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for April 15 is a Meatball Sub & French Fries for $8. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, April 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

ECFE and the Celebrate the Young Child collaboration will present “The Sounds of Music: Music to your ears, toes and who else knows with your children” at the Crookston High School on Thursday, April 16 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Feed My Starving Children will pack 404,000 meals April 17-19 in the Minnkota Powers Building in Grand Forks.  To do this the coordinating committee is hoping to raise $97,000. Meals can be packed for just 24 cents and all funds collected in the northern valley area go for ingredients, with local costs being absorbed personally by the volunteer committee members.  For information contact co-chairs Bruce and Jodie Storhaug at jstorhaug@gra.midco.net

Attire to Inspire Fashion Flash Fundraiser for the Villa St. Vincent and The Summit will be Friday, April 17 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Crookston National Guard Armory.  Shopping with local businesses selling their fashionable, chic merchandise, and creative designs along with socializing with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with the Fashion show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at the Villa St. Vincent business office inside the main entrance to The Summit from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Montague’s Flower Shop, Erickson Embroidery and 2nd Street Boutique, and at Wonderful Life Foods. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 20 at noon at RBJ’s. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The CHEDA Board will meet Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Tech Park. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The DNR Hunter Safety Training will be held at the Crookston Gun Club from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 and 28; Thursday, April 23 and 30; Friday, April 24 and May 1 with Field Day and Test on Saturday, May 2. DNR Hunter Safety Training is for anyone age 11 and older. Youth hunters and those planning on hunting out of Minnesota are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115. 

RiverView Health Type 2 Diabetes Support Group  will meet Wednesday, April 22 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  in Meeting Room 1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston. The topic will be Resiliency  with guest speaker Dr. Brenda King. The Type 2 meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 281-9211. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for April 22 is Tator Tot Hotdish and Roll for $8. 

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly.  Could one of them be yours? Is your child’s safety seat on a recall list?  Come and we’ll check it out! Did you know that children up to 4’9” tall should be riding in a booster seat for the safest ride? Safe Kids, Altru Health System and Brost Chevrolet will partner to hold a car seat checkup Thursday, April 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet.  

The Crookston Township Board will meet Thursday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

The 74 Annual Kem Shrine Circus will be April 24, 25 and 26 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. Performances will be Friday at 7:00 p.m.,  Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p..m. and Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 

ECFE Pop In and Play,  for ages birth to kindergarten entrance, will be April  25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School. Come play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Class is free. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 27 at noon at RBJ’s. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Spinecrackers Book Club will meet Monday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to discuss ‘Virgil Wander’ by Leif Enger.  An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. All are welcomes to join the fun. The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s seasonal support group will meet Tuesday, April 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Crookston Public Library. The grief support group is free and open to any adult 18 years and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one through death.  There is no pre-registration to attend the group. 

The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Riverland Association will hold the annual tourism conference at UMC on Wednesday, April 29.  The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for April 29 is a Hot Turkey Dinner with Stuffing for $8. 

The Crookston High PATCH program offers after school homework help for 7-12th grade students Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the CHS Media Center.  The program is in need of additional volunteers to help the growing number of students needing homework support. Please contact Marita Kendig at maritakendig@isd593.org or 218-281-2144 if you are interested in helping with the PATCH program. 

Buy your season ticket for the Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series 2019-2020. Concert admission is by season ticket only.  To print out a membership form click here- http://concertassociation.net/crookstonmn/membership_form.pdf  For more information on ticket prices and concert dates visit www.crookstoncivicmusicleague.com 

Due to the RiverView Health construction, the south entrance to the Altru Clinic parking lot will be closed effective until further notice. Please use Carroll Street to access the north entrance to the Altru Clinic parking lot.  Altru Clinic would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The Golden Link serves home cooked from scratch lunch at noon on weekdays. All meals are $6 and come with veggies, bread, butter, milk, and dessert. Wine and beer can be purchased with your meal for $2 each. Please call before 10:00 a.m. for the noon meal. Call 281-3072

It’s never too late to learn. Adult Basic Education hours are Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 218-277-7334 or email csander@nwservice.org.

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Crookston Public Library hosts baby bounce for ages birth to 2 years old the second and fourth Tuesday of every month October through May at 10:00 a.m. with songs, stories, flannel board, action poems for infants and toddlers plus their caregivers. Registration is not required.

Tai Chi Health will be offered every Monday (check the calendar on RiverView’s webpage at www.riverviewhealth.org for confirmation each week) from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Education Room at the Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota St., Crookston. Please wear flat footwear and comfortable clothes. 

ECFE’s Unplug and Play for ages birth to Kindergarten entrance is held the first and second Tuesday of each month October through May from 5:30-6:30 at Washington School. A variety of equipment will be available. Class is free and registration is not required.

ECFE’s Pop In and Play for ages birth to Kindergarten entrance is the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. September through April at Washington School. Play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Class is free and registration is not required. 

Fertile Library will host a knitting group each Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome and the event is free of charge. 

The Crookston Public Library hosts WOW: What’s on Wednesday? the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. for children ages 7-12 with crafts, activities and more. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 1.  The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcy Larson, RD, LD and Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN. The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members.  New members are always welcome.

JAM TIME, which stands for Jesus and Me, Together in Motion Every Day, is a new, non-denominational children’s ministry program to help kids dig into the Bible and grow their relationship with the Lord. The program will be Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hope Church in Fertile, starting in October. All children, Pre-K through 6th grade, are invited to attend! Each night at JAM TIME, children will engage in a variety of small group and large group activities that reinforce a key Bible point and verse for the week. Join us for the kick-off event, “JAM Session”, on October 2nd! Learn more and print registration forms at hope4fertile.org/jamtime

RiverView Health invites the public to participate in the free faith-based recovery group, Life’s Healing Choices, at the RiverView Recovery Center, 721 S. Minnesota St.  The group will meet weekly on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and includes free educational materials. For more information contact Nate Espinoza at 218-275-2350.